Thursday, November 8, 2012

You Did What?!?!

Hi everyone! You may have noticed I have been a bit absent as of late in comments, and on twitter. I wanted to take the time today to show you one of the reasons. I was a part of something crazy and awesome!

Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen

When this all started I had no idea what I would be asked to do. My cousin had got together a teem of eight people that we all knew (Team Kinky boots), GISHWHES connected us with the rest of our team who happened to be from the Netherlands. Our final team of 15 was named kinky boots loves Dutch courage.

We were given a list of 152 items to try to accomplish

This is some of what happened:

Create a video of a mock news show (realistic set) where you are at a desk and announce that GISHWHES has taken over the world and what that means for everyone. The more realistic the set/video the more points.

four-post, queen-sized bed with headboard and footboard. On the bed: a sleeping person. Over the person: A comforter. Under the person's head: A pillow. Bed, person, comforter and pillow must all be situated in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

A picture of you and a loved one kissing. Here's the catch though - you must have at least 11 food items between your lips and the lips of your loved one.

Recreate the snake's seduction of Eve at a bus stop. Fig leaf, apple, snake, etc.

You and a friend must take at least 50 of your stuffed animals/dolls on a field trip to a grocery store. All of the stuffed animals/dolls must EITHER be attached to your clothing or in a grocery cart or both.(Yeah, I’m in that one)

We've all heard of a "flea circus". What do "flea strip clubs" look like?

Sculpt your hair with gel, wires, tape, ornaments, animals, and whatever else into what someone would undoubtedly have to classify as the Most Epic Hair Hat the World Has Ever Seen (MEHHWHES)

Calendar item: Wear cheese and wear it well. You cannot be wearing anything but cheese. You may use any type of cheese you wish. Supermodel it posed next to or on a classic car (a classic car is any car that predates 1980.)

Create a 2 foot-high dinosaur out of sanitary napkins.

A uniformed Burger King employee enjoying a McDonald’s Happy Meal.

If your team could give the entire world one piece of advice, what would it be? Have one a team member hold a sign bearing the statement over their head in front of an internationally recognizable landmark.

Build a teahouse under a bridge from recycled materials. Have a cup of tea in it.

You handing coats you've collected from your closet, friends and neighbors to a local shelter.

A Hell's Angels (or at least a tough & leathered biker) with an authentic Teletubby tattoo.

A photo of a scantily clad fireman (or firemen) whose skimpy attire is made entirely from kale. Model must be posing in front of a fire truck. Bonus points if, behind him, water is shooting up into the air from a hose or hydrant.

A woman, in a clean empty room, sitting in lotus position in the middle of at least five live snakes. She must be rubbing oil onto her arms from a silver bowl and clearly enjoying it.

Bejeweled Bosom covered with nothing but jewels

Draw or paint a picture of Miss Jean Louis riding a school bus like a horse as it flies off a cliff into a volcano. There can be no passengers and she must have a dialogue bubble above her head that says something she would definitely say at this moment.

A stop-motion film depicting the two by two loading of Noah’s arc and the ensuing flood.

This is our crazy awesome team!

What I have showed you today is just a little of what we did in the week of GISHWHES. It was an amazing experience that got me out of my comfort zone and reminded me that most people are willing to help you with just about anything, if you just take the time to ask.

I hope to participate in GISHWHES next year. It was way to much fun to not do again!

What about you???  Are you going to do GISHWHES next year?

I leave you today with two more vids.

This is our Random Act of Kindness video. My sister created Wreathes of Love last year. this is us working on this years wreaths.

This is some of the making of the snakes video. The owners of these snakes are AMAZING! They where so great to work with.



  1. One of my team members post on GISHWHES:

  2. That was really fun, like a piece of performance art in many ways!


Thanks so much for the comment love!